Gordon M. Gee illustrations collection

This collection of illustrations is the work of Gordon Gee who for 18 years worked at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens as a sign writer.

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Gordon Gee’s illustrations were used in Lawrence Metcalf’s Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs which was first published in 1972. This classic text has been republished several times, most recently in 2000 as New Zealand trees and shrubs: a comprehensive guide to cultivation and identification.